National Fire Prevention Week
October 4, 2020 - October 10, 2020
"Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land."
Excerpt from NFPA.org
Fire Prevention Week - Smoke Alarms
October 5, 2020
Braeden Carr, a Senior at Thomas Jefferson Academy, will start us off with an overview of Safe Schools Month and our first lesson on Fire Prevention.
Fire Prevention Week - Cooking Safety
October 6, 2020
Alexia Stewart will continue with the next lesson for Fire Prevention week - Cooking Safety. Alexia is an 8th grade student at Thomas Jefferson Academy.
Fire Prevention Week - Escape Planning
October 7, 2020
Today's lesson for Fire Prevention week, Escape Planning, is presented by Kevin Tran. Kevin is a 6th grade student at Thomas Jefferson Academy.
Fire Prevention Week - Heating Safety
October 8, 2020
Bryson Jackson, a 6th Grader at Thomas Jefferson Academy, will continue our Fire Prevention Week lesson with Heating Safety.
Fire Prevention Week - Thanksgiving Safety
October 9, 2020
Thomas Jefferson Academy 6th grader, Payton Rogers, will end our Fire Prevention Week with a lesson on Thanksgiving Safety.